Dr Vajira Nanayakkara

Dr Vajira Nanayakarra

Dr Vajira Nanayakkara MBBS. FRACGP


Dr Nanayakkara has over 30 years of experience as a medical practitioner including over ten years of special interest and study in child health, women’s health & further qualifications in mental health management. Prior to entering general practice,  Dr Nanayakkara had 15 years of overseas experience in primarily tropical medicine and paediatrics. She worked at the Mater  Hospital in Brisbane before entering general practice with a strong focus on family medicine.  Dr Nanayakkara began consulting at Sunnybank Hills Medical Centre in 2005.
Dr Nanayakkara has obtained her fellowship from the Royal College of General Practitioners and also speaks Sinhalese.

Interesting Fact

I’m an avid gardener and enjoy listening to the old classics.

Favourite thing about being a GP

Being able to witness and contribute in some part to the journey as people and their families grow over time.


Working in the garden & listening to music.

Philosophy of Practice

“I enjoy family medicine as it allows me to care for individuals as well as the whole family. Over time I am looking forward to seeing my patients enjoy good health through their lives and to see the children grow up safely and achieve their full potential.
Dr Nanayakkara's
Monday:            8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday:            –
Wednesday:      8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday:          8:00am – 4:30pm
Friday:               8:00am – 6:00pm


*Operating hours may vary

Special Interests

  1. Women’s Health (antenatal care, contraceptive management & Implanon insertion)
  2. Children’s Health (baby checks, neonatal & infant health & immunisation)
  3. Mental Health
  4. Geriatric medicine and long term care of the elderly
  5. Medical education (of medical students and as an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners)
  6. Skin checks and minor surgeries
  7. Travel medicine
  8. Chronic disease management